Thomas P. Loch

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Flavobacterial diseases in fish are caused by multiple bacterial species within the family Flavobacteriaceae and are responsible for devastating losses in wild and farmed fish stocks around the world. In addition to directly imposing negative economic and ecological effects, flavobacterial disease outbreaks are also notoriously difficult to prevent and(More)
Flavobacterial diseases, caused by multiple members of the Family Flavobacteriaceae, elicit serious losses in wild and farmed fish around the world. Flavobacteria are known to be transmitted horizontally; however, vertical transmission has been suspected but proven only for one fish-pathogenic flavobacterial species (e.g., Flavobacterium psychrophilum).(More)
The Laurentian Great Lakes compose the largest freshwater ecosystem on earth, which supports a number of economically and ecologically valuable sport and commercial fisheries. A combination of habitat destruction, invasions by exotic species, and the overexploitation of the fishery decimated stocks of native fish species in the Great Lakes basin (GLB). As a(More)
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